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Peter-H

Bizzare IWC chrono fault

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Capitulation. It's going back to IWC for the 500 quid service.

They probably won't find anything wrong. I included a flash stick with the mp4 video showing the problem...

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The watch has come back from IWC.

Looks perfect.

I am a bit nervous about the ceramic however *edited*

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On 14/06/2019 at 12:13, Peter-H said:

The watch has come back from IWC.

Looks perfect.

I am a bit nervous about the ceramic however *edited*

 

:laugh:

 

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The funny thing is that the watch now gains about 3 seconds per day, after the £2200 IWC job, whereas the previous watchmaker was able to get it within 1 second, each time. Except when it was gaining 3 seconds per minute ;)

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Hopefully sorted - what's ceramic on it?

Hopefully as good as new now. Maybe seek out a glacier to conduct a summer ski test, good luck with the watch :thumbsup:

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Yes it looks just like new and I have a 2 year warranty on it.

It will have to go back to IWC though because (on a better measurement) it gains about 8 seconds a day.

The lesson is: never spend more than a couple of hundred quid on a watch!

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What a interesting story...

I hope I am wrong, but I guess that the problem will reappear again, sooner or later…

Next time tell the one, who will service the watch, this:  He should lift the hairspring until it touches the balance bridge. I believe that the outermost coil will remain stacked to the bridge and the movement will start to go faster – this is the wrong situation… If I am right, the watchmaker must demagnetize the bridge… But, this means to disassemble all parts of it – stud holder, regulator, etc., and demagnetize all steel parts separately. If demagnetizing all together, sometimes no demagnetizing is happening at all…

Sorry I red the story just today, if I did few months earlier, It could save you about 2k…

Good luck!

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